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PC-1587



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Sugar - Charlie

ex-Advent (AM 83)


Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 August 1941 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 12 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Advent (AM 83), 15 August 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1587, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 12 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 18 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm mount and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 900hp Cooper Bessemer GNB8 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Kenneth Albert Tuttle, USNR19 August 1942 - 15 April 1943
    02LT John Charles Sellers, USNR (XO - Acting CO)15 April 1943 - 24 May 1943
    03LT Francis George Moore, USNR24 May 1943 - 16 October 1943
    04LT Franklyn Samuel Wooster, USN16 October 1943 - 27 August 1944
    05LT Dudley N. Perrine, USNR27 August 1944 - 1 December 1944
    06LT Grant Curry, Jr., USNR1 December 1944 - 21 November 1945
    07LTJG Charles Melvin Herman, USN21 November 1945 - 22 January 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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